Turkey: Over 50 Turkish jets bomb PKK targets killing 40 militants in northern Iraq
Turkish warplanes launched a massive air operation early on Sept.8 against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, killing as many as 40 militants, the state-run Anadolu Agency (AA) said.
More than 50 Turkish jets were involved in the six hours of raids, killing “35 to 40 terrorists according to preliminary findings”, AA said.
The overnight operation came after 16 Turkish soldiers were killed in the Kurdish-dominated southeast of the country on Sept.7 in an attack by the PKK.
Thirty-five F-16 jets and 18 F-4 phantoms took part in the heavy raids on a score of PKK targets, according to the news agency.